Ivory Coast 1-1 Guinea: Kevin Constant stars in Guinea draw

Ivory Coast 1-1 Guinea: Kevin Constant stars in Guinea draw [divider]

Ivory Coast drew 1-1 with Guinea in their opening African Cup of Nations 2015 Group D game at the Estadio de Malabo.

Guinea took the lead on 36 minutes when Mohamed Yattara volleyed in and things turned from bad to worse when Gervinho was sent off for the Ivory Coast on 58 minutes.

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Ivory Coast managed to claw their way back and force a draw when Seydou Doumbia equalised late on.

The Elephants are considered among the favourites in this years AFCON 2015 but they have not lifted the trophy since 1992.

Trabzonspor midfielder Kevin Constant played the full 90 minutes for Guinea.

Constant has two goals in 18 appearances in all competitions this season for the Black Sea Storm.

The 27-year-old’s inclusion comes as a surprise due to his strained relationship with the Guinea football association.

Constant quit the national side in October, citing “difficult relations” with his team-mates.

However, manager Michel Dussuyer has decided to bring the former AC Milan player back into the squad.

Constant has three goals in 27 international appearances for Guinea.

 

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